Around the World in 22 Million Days By Ian Tattersall, Rob DeSalle and Patricia J. Wynne List Price: $16.95 Sale Price: $14.41 Savings of 15% DESCRIPTION Wallace and Darwin, the Museum Mice from the Halls of the American Museum of Natural History, are off on another adventure! It’s amazing what you can find in [...]
Wherein an optimistic slip of a girl brings sunshine into the lives of her Royal Parents, the whiny King and the scolding Queen, and out smarts the despicable Count Carlos Maximillian von Dusseldorf (with two s’s) and his Magical Minion, the mischievous, poetical Georgette…and what is a hoop snake anyway? Written by Charles F. D. [...]
Poems and Paintings of a Vanishing America “Relics remind us that, in our rapidly changing world, the triumphs of technology are just a moment away from obsolescence” -Anna Held Audette Poems by Suzanne Nothnagle and Paintings by Anna Held Audette List Price: 19.95 Sale Price: 16.96 Savings of 15% DESCRIPTION In [...]
Written by Robert Sullivan Illustrated by Glenn Wolff List Price: 16.95 Sale Price: 14.41 Savings of 15% DESCRIPTION In A Child’s Christmas in New England, Robert Sullivan and Glenn Wolff return together to their favorite subject. This [...]
Written by D. M. Cataneo “If you had the imagination to step out of genre and sell a book that could be read as a tween then reread as an adult, each time with a fresh take. That’s the kind of book I set out to write – something, if I may be presumptuous, like [...]
The History and Ecology of an Ancient American Sea People List Price: 29.95Sale Price: 25.46Savings of 15% DESCRIPTION In the closing years of the nineteenth century, strange objects began to come out of the ground in Hancock County, Maine. They were quickly recognized as prehistoric artifacts of stone, but they were very unlike the spear [...]
List Price: 17.95Sale Price: 15.26Savings of 15% DESCRIPTION A boy is sure he has the world’s best father, an outdoorsman who shows him the hiding places of ground-nesting birds and teaches him to paddle a canoe and handle a rifle safely. “Never point your gun at anything you don’t intend to shoot,” his father [...]
List Price: 19.95Sale Price: 16.96Savings of 15% DESCRIPTION Hippo and Monkey is the story of two best friends. Little things start to bother them about each other. How can they find a way to accept each other for who they are? This delightful tale of irritation, tolerance, and love tells us how to be [...]
A Simple Guide to the Wisdom of Wonder List Price: 12.95Sale Price: 11.01 Savings of 15% DESCRIPTION Under the Wild Ginger is a collection of evocative reflections which gently, compellingly urge the reader to reclaim the wonder and wisdom of childhood. Part nature walk, part self-reflection, part spirit quest, it inspires uninhibited curiosity and enthusiasm [...]
Wobar and the Quest for the Magic Calumet is a fantasy-adventure story about a boy born with a mustache and an ability to talk with animals. Wobar’s adventures begin when he runs away from home after getting in trouble at his new school. Hiding out in a cave, he meets a cougar, Roxie, who becomes his best friend and constant companion.
Imagine that you are a wallaby living in Stone Zoo New England overhearing all the young visitors talking about all the great sights to see in Boston. Wouldn’t you want to hop over your fence and go off on a walkabout (that’s what Australians call a walking tour)?
This is a book with all the color and rhythm of the seasons of New England. Timeless and yet personal, universal and yet so local you recognize your neighbors, can count the logs in their woodpile, smell the smoke from chimneys on a sunny cold autumn day and savor the taste of last summer’s raspberries.
Lavishly illustrated, fact-filled, in a new enhanced paperback edition, The Cherry Blossom Festival: Sakura Celebration commemorates the gift of the trees from Japan to our Nation’s capital in 1912, one hundred years ago. Extensive photographs and illustrations complement intriguing stories of how the Japanese cherry blossom trees came to be planted around the tidal basin and the eventual development of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
A wonderful story with realistic and captivating illustrations; this is the perfect way to introduce children to the world of ‘Fine Art’. The adventure begins when a butterfly, who’d been quietly hovering over a beautiful white poppy in a seventeenth-century Dutch still-life for three hundred years, suddenly finds herself flying out of her painting?
Grandmas are wise beyond their years and often give us memories to cherish for the rest of our lives. Helping Santa: My First Christmas Adventure With Grandma is the story of one of those enchanting moments.
The New York paintings and pastels of Yvonne Jacquette, one of America’s most distinguished contemporary painters, and the New York photographs of her late husband Rudy Burckhardt, whose unconventional art has spawned a large and devoted following, are the subjects of this intriguing look at a slice of the New York art world from the 1930s to the present.
A Dream of Dragons is a proper and modern Norse saga written with all the power of Melville and Hemingway and a true story now retold in the ageless rhythms of blank verse as irresistible as the beautiful and especially commissioned wood cuts of Mary Azarian.
Organic Gardening (not just) in the North-East is organized around the calendar year, starting in March and continuing through the year with timely advice. Henry Homeyer’s book is packed with information you won’t find elsewhere
The war correspondent trails clouds of glory. The names from World War I, Korea, and Vietnam, the Gulf War, and Kosovo are likewise as redolent of adventure and derring-do, with photojournalists and radio and television commentators crowding the pantheon.
This wonderful book is a moving photographic record and memoir of a mother-daughter relationship in the light of an enduring disability from birth through adolescence.
Pick up an interior decorating magazine or walk through a home goods store and you will not miss seeing toiles in almost protean profusion. Toiles for All Seasons is about this fascinating textile story.
As a musician and fine arts photographer Diane Asséo Griliches has observed the many distinctive and dynamic ways in which music teachers interact with their students.
With humor, compassion and an incredible gift for storytelling, she takes the reader on a journey, from the first life-and-death struggle to get the starving pup to feed, to the unexpected dilemma of what to do with a baby seal who adapts so well to a life with humans.
The seahorse is one of nature’s most startling creations. The Ancients thought these creatures pulled the chariots of Neptune. Now we have reduced it to an endangered species.
Saint Petersburg is the first guidebook exclusively devoted to the lesser-known museums in the city. It will tell you what they are, where they are, when they are open, and what you can expect to find in them.
Romeo: The Story of an Alaskan Wolf is the true and heartwarming account of an urban legend. Orphaned and alone, Romeo has made the Mendenhal Glacier outside Juneau his territory for the past decade, subsisting on a diet of small mammals and fish.
One hundred stunning color and black and white photographs in Rancher document the steps of a journey that spanned five years. While there are pictures of the land, the book is a testament to the proud people who worked it ó American people, whose lives exemplify and define what was and resolutely continues to be the American West.
The only surviving of the seven ancient wonders of the world, the Pyramids and Sphinx are the most familiar of all archaeological sites. Despite their popularity, there are no other guides that focus on the Giza plateau and its monuments and how they evolved.
And so it goes. Old Age really sucks, and one has to be philosophical and poetic to survive. Humor is the only defense, the alchemy which can magically turn tragedy into comedy.
Outer Beauty Inner Joy is a spiritual book about beauty in which the author has gathered the wisdom of Renaissance writers and artists into a contemplative modern-day book of hours.
Part guide, part meditation, part history, this beautifully written and lavishly illustrated book sets the moral scene in which we must commemorate the lives of those who died for their country in war.
Every era has a flag story to tell. Suffragettes, Know-Nothings, Boy Scouts, and the Ku Klux Klan have all claimed it as their own. It flies in moments of victory, on Iwo Jima during World War II, and in moments of pro-found sorrow, as when America grieved for the victims of 9/11.
Neon Mesa: Wonders of the Southwest is a stunning photographic record of the vernacular landscape of the American Southwest – the roadside landscape littered with the signs and relics, sights and debris, of countless anonymous road trips.
Mary McFadden draws her inspiration almost entirely from the artistry of ancient civilizations. A design archaeologist at heart, she celebrates Asian, African, Middle Eastern and Ancient Greek cultures and incorporates their ideas and expressions into her couture designs.
Marvels of Maiolica explores the rich history and ornate styles of these beautiful wares as well as the key role they played in Renaissance society. Maiolica, or tin-glazed earthenware, flourished in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries throughout the Italian peninsula as apothecary jars, serving plates, bowls, intricately shaped flasks, graceful vases, decorative salts, and figurative inkstands, often painted with provocative narrative images based on subjects from classical mythology, history, or religion.
The mammoth, with its shaggy coat, enormous tusks, and ponderous presence, is one of the great icons of extinction. It is also one of the few prehistoric creatures that is known not only from a few scattered fossilized bones, but from specimens that have been preserved perfectly, with skin, flesh and hair.
A bibliophile and library lover’s dream gift book of gorgeous photographs of the world’s treasure houses of books, from the great reading room of the Bibliotheque Nationale and the now vanished library in Sarajevo.
A stunning documentary history of aviation and space flight in the last 100 years that highlights the achievements of both the famous and the everyday people involved in the endeavor as well as every major type of aircraft.
A lavish and innovative exploration of the arms and armor of the men and women of the Renaissance and Baroque eras, Knights in Shining Armor is published to coincide with the landmark exhibition at the Allentown Art Museum.
The Inward Garden was first published in 1995, and with it Julie Moir Messervy introduced a movement in landscape design that inspired individuals to embark upon a voyage of discovery of the natural world outside and the contemplative spirit within.
The Great Auk, a seabird whose extinction was entirely the work of humankind, ceased to exist on the morning of the third day of June, 1844, when the last two recorded great auks were killed by three fishermen on the island of Eldey, a few miles south of Iceland in the North Atlantic Ocean.
A lively and informative illustrated guide, Gastronomie! is for those interested in what they eat, what its origins are, and where, in France, they can find out more about it
The Boston Freedom Trail is America’s premier Heritage Trail. Its sixteen sites of national historical interest are lovingly illustrated in delicate watercolors and accompanied by historical description by the staff of the Freedom Trail Foundation.
This lavish and unusual portrait of Los Angeles celebrates, in formal portraits, the city’s heroic trees – poised like so many talismans in the often surreal landscapes of concrete and tarmac.
With all the elements of a classic American winter folktale, Favor Johnson: A Christmas Story has been a favorite Vermont Public Radio story for twenty-five years and is now a bright and lively picture book.
Eexploreing Faith’s work in her studio and her personal artistic journey, it is also an encounter between one artist and another, between Faith and her collaborator Curlee Holton. The mix provides unique insights into the struggles and triumphs of a woman who is at once an activist and an artist and whose achievements are admired throughout the world.
Eyes of the Nation is a magnificent one-volume pictorial and narrative history of the United States with more than five hundred exceptional illustrations, many reproduced here for the first time.
Elizabeth Osborne (born 1936) has been a prominent figure in Philadelphia and at the Pennsylvania Academy since the 1950s. An influential painter and teacher, Osborne has been engaged with capturing the transitory effects of color and light through a variety of shifting subjects since the 1960s.
This unique introduction to the techniques and history of painting takes the young reader through more than 15,000 years of art, from cave painters to Picasso. The result of a collaboration between one of the most important art museums in the world, London’s National Gallery, and the best Disney graphic artists, Looking at Paintings is a family reference book to be treasured by children from 8 to 88 years old.
The story of the dodo is a classic of evolution and extinction equal in fascination to that of the dinosaur or the saber-toothed tiger. Unlike these, however, the dodo was the first recorded example of an extinction that was, in all probability, entirely caused by humans.
The North Atlantic right whale is the most endangered large whale in the oceans today. This is a story of science and rediscovery, of survival and protection, and of research, without which we cannot hope to protect the right whale’s habitat.
Walter Paine’s Cousin John: the Story of a Boy and a Small Smart Pig takes young readers to a time when dogs roamed unleashed and ice was delivered in blocks by beefy men with iron tongs.
Metz describes learning the harrowing ABCs of “a weapons-grade jackhammer”, the “precise choreographies” of a majestic D-8 Caterpillar, and the euphoria induced whilst performing acrobatic feats of carpentry on rickety ladders.
Catherine the Great’s seizure of power remains one of the most dramatic and iconic episodes in Russian history. Oranienbaum, the grandest baroque palace complex to be built in Russia during the 18th century.
The Cherry Blossom Festival:Sakura Celebration is a glorious tribute of one of the world’s great festivals. From Tokyo to Washington, exuberant festivals celebrate the spring-time blooming of the ancient cherry tree.
Cecily’s Summer is the delightful tale of an abandoned seal pup’s six week adventure into our human world. Finding the pup scared and alone on the beach, Nan Lincoln and her family rescue her and name her Cecily.
For most of her long life Floy Morway, begged, borrowed, saved, and even stole cats to save them from abuse, abandonment, and worse. Over 40 years ago she founded Adopt-a-Cat, an organization which has now saved thousands of feline lives.
Brain takes a 21st Century Look at the major concepts that will help the reader understand the complex structure and function of the brain, whether plants have brains and what the brains of small animals like flies and worms look like and if size matters
Based on the new Spitzer Hall of Human Origins in the American Museum of Natural History, which opened in February 2007, this book about the genome takes the young reader to the cutting edge of science.
Filled with tales of seafaring adventures, Captain William “Bill” Pinkney’s exciting memoir follows the author around the world in his prized vessel, Commitment.
Amazing Jellies presents an entertaining and authoritative look into the little-known world of what we commonly, but incorrectly, have known as jellyfish. Jellies are among the most beautiful and unusual animals on earth.